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As a nurse who works 12+ hours on my feet, quality, supportive shoes are a must. And to be honest, I haven’t been wearing the appropriate shoes for a woman who stands and walks as much as I do. It wasn’t until another provider commented on the lack of support my shoes were providing, that I started thinking about looking into other shoes. There are many products I either would not spend money on, or would rather wait until they’re on sale to purchase (hence the fact that you won’t see certain types of products reviewed on my blog). However, when it comes to shoes…for myself and for my family…I am willing to spend money.
I recently had an opportunity to try out the newly launched Timberland PRO Renova series, designed for women who work in professional caregiver roles. If you’re a doctor, nurse, dentist, etc. these shoes are for you! If you’re a mom who cares for children, these shoes are for you! Here is a little more information about the shoes from the site:
Renova features unique Anti-Fatigue Technology that offers all-day standing comfort and support. Timberland PRO designed these shoes with the belief that by taking care of your feet, you are taking care of the rest of your body. The shoes are slip-resistant, easily washable and feature an exclusive Anti-Fatigue Technology, which offers superior shock absorption and exceptional leg and back support.
Timberland offers three different styles based on the type of shoe you prefer when standing for long periods of time. I chose the Caregiver series, which is a slip-on clog because I like a little flare and style, even when I’m working. But if you’re more the athletic type, the Provider series may be just the shoe for you. Here is just a brief overview of each style (pay attention…hint hint!).
Caregiver – A series of clogs that offer the convenience of a slip-on, but ensure a secure fit with a built-in back strap. The anatomically shaped oblique toe box allows room for the forefoot to spread, a slip-resistant outsole provides necessary safety protection and an Agion® anti-microbial treated footbed cover seeks to eliminate bacteria. SRV $60.
Provider – A line of athletic-inspired shoes that features two styles: one with a leather upper and one with a synthetic upper, both treated with water-resistant material for easy cleaning. An anatomically shaped, athletic toe box provides superior comfort, a SafeGripTM slip-resistant outsole grips both wet and dry surfaces for ease and mobility and an Agion® anti-microbial treated footbed cover seeks to eliminate bacteria. SRV $80.
Professional – A premium line of shoes made with full-grain leathers and microsuede upper linings for outstanding style and durability. The Professional series shoes feature an anatomically shaped oblique toe box, the SafeGripTM slip-resistant outsole and a ScotchgardTM protector by 3M for superior stain resistance. In addition, a Dryz® IntellitempTM footbed cover regulates temperature and manages moisture and bacteria, while the Bi-Fit® Tridensity footbed cradles the heel, and offers arch support and forefoot flexibility. SRV $100.
Here is my take on the Caregiver series. I received a pair in Navy. I love the way they look. Gone are the days of nursing and medical shoes looking as such. The clogs are fashionable enough to wear outside of the hospital (and I will!). They’re relatively lightweight (but not as light as, say, a pair of Crocs), but sturdy and durable. The shoes have a nice squishy, removable insert, and the shoe itself is built with a lot of support. I also like the ability to wear them with or without a strap. The soles are rubber and have “grip” to prevent clumsy people like me from slipping. I’ll be honest that I haven’t spent an entire day in them yet, but the few hours I have worn them, I’ve been very comfy! Gone are the days of sore feet…but now what excuse can I give to have my husband rub my feet? Oh…and did I mention they come with a cute little buffer brush?
The company offers a 30 guarantee…but I doubt you’ll need it!
Win It! One of you will win a pair of Timberland PRO Renova Series shoes and a recycled Renova tote bag, made from 100% recycled PET. Simply leave me a comment/story detailing why you deserve a new pair of shoes, along with the style of shoe in the Renova series that best suits you. Comments will close on October 23, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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